An indiscernible feeling strikes the heart when we realise that something we love is not worthy.

The revelations in the 2015 book The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by investigative journalists Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert alerted football followers to a deep malaise in the administration of the game. The award of the World Cup 2022 tournament to Qatar was a bitter absurdity, but the full shock hit as the scale of the corruption behind the 2010 decision unravelled...

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